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Sewing Tools

Here are some basic tools that I keep on hand and in good working order for when the muse strikes me. Not shown are a sewing machine, iron and ironing board, and good lighting like an Ott light.

  • Fabric glue stick: use for temporarily applying lengths or ribbon, lace, or other small objects
  • Fray Check: use on fabric or lace to prevent the edges from fraying
  • Needles: small sharps to hand-stitch
  • Non-stick pressing sheet: use to protect work surface when applying any iron-on product to small pieces of fabric
  • Pincushion
  • Quilter’s acrylic ruler
  • Rotary cutter
  • Rotary mat
  • Scissors: fabric, craft
  • Sewing machine needles: regular and top stitching
  • Sewing thread to match the project
  • Stencils: like circle shapes can be handy to cut out small shapes from fabric or felt
  • Straight pins
  • Sulky KK2000 spray adhesive: use to temporarily apply pieces of fabric to a foundation
  • Tacky glue: use to attach small fiber items such as ribbonwork flowers or small appliques
  • Top-stitching thread for project

Also not listed but very much necessary is a loving and understanding husband, partner, or child that knows not to use your “good scissors”! My thanks to Kevin and Gwen for never, ever, crossing that line!

Happy Stitching to you! ~Christen

PS: If you are looking for inspiration or ideas, check out my PDF Classes and books.